December 2017
FurnitureFurniture for the Holidays

Two individuals in the Residential Program received furniture (dressers, tables, chairs, mirror, etc.) for the holidays through the New Beginnings Program at Lafayette Park United Methodist Church. 

The donated furniture will help the new residents get back to a sense of normalcy and maintain stable housing. Both individuals, as well as our Residential team, are very grateful for the generosity of the folks at New Beginnings and appreciate their time and effort. 

One of the residents shared that "receiving the furniture is a wonderful way to start the holiday." 
GoldenTicketGolde n Raffle Ticket

The 17th RED gala
INSPI RED 2018  
will be Saturday, February 3.

The Golden Raffle Ticket for RED 2018
Take a peek at the live auction items available here.      
Only 100 Golden tickets will be sold!
Win one of the fabulous live-auction items for only $100.
  • 100 chances at $100 each, your chances of winning are excellent!
  • Select the auction item you hope to win. (for a list, click here)
  • The winning ticket will be drawn on February 3, just prior to the Live Auction. The winner's pre-selected item will be removed from the auction block and all other auction items will be auctioned off.  
  • You do not need to be present to win. You must be over 21 years of age. 
  • Absent winner will be notified on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. 
  • 100% of the Golden Raffle Ticket proceeds support the Housing Health & Hope of DOORWAYS' residents.
  • Purchase your Golden Tickets and pre-select your item at:
StuppFoundationNorman J. Stupp Foundation Receives Award

DOORWAYS President and CEO Opal M. Jones and Director of Development Jim Timmerberg are pictured with representatives of the  Norman J. Stupp Foundation which received the 2017 Outstanding Philanthropic Organization award at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon in November. The event was sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals- St Louis Regional Chapter and recognizes excellence in philanthropy. The Norman J. Stupp Foundation's mission is to enhance the lives of residents in the metropolitan St. Louis area. They have been loyal supporters of our Family Residential Program for nearly 20 years.   
currentCurrent Volunteer Opportunities
DOORWAYS is always seeking volunteers to better assist our clients and staff. We currently have opportunities in the following areas:
  • Adopt a Resident Holiday Gift Drive Volunteers
  • Christmas Lunch or Dinner Companion/Kitchen Clean-Up
  • Cooper House New Year's Eve Celebration (enjoy board games with residents)
  • New Year's Lunch or Dinner Companion/Kitchen Clean-Up
  • Tutor/Mentor (work with residents' children)
  • Cooper House resident companions
  • Bakers (provide special treats to residents)
  • Activity Assistants (go on activities with residents)
  • Administrative Volunteer (make phone calls, assist with mailings, etc.)
  • Help teach skills related to cleaning & organizing your home
If interested in volunteering, please contact Patrick Young at 

Adopt a Family for the Holidays
We have SIX families left! That's it!  
We're so close to having everyone adopted!

If you could adopt a family or want more information - click here!

LunchBingoJ.W. Terrill Sponsors Lunch & Bingo

J. W. Terrill, an insurance company in Chesterfield, MO, hosted the 35 residents of Cooper House for a catered holiday lunch and lively bingo competition in early December. We thank them for their generosity and support of the mission of DOORWAYS.   
The volunteers from J.W. Terrill are pictured right.

UpcomingEventsUpcoming Events                                   (click pictures for more information)

BAR:PM Event to Benefit DOORWAYS
 + Saturday, December 16
 + Bar:PM, 7109 South Broadway  

Come celebrate the third anniversary of Bar:PM and support DOORWAYS too! The evening will feature a drag show, drink specials, a silent auction and raffle. There will also be a gift drive to benefit the residents and clients of DOORWAYS. 

Click here for more information or to RSVP.   

RED 2018
         30 Years of Providing Hope   
 + Saturday, February 3, 2018
 + Ritz Carlton in Clayton 
More information at  

       Walk or Run for DOORWAYS!  
 + Sign up now to walk or run for those affected
    by HIV/AIDS in the GO! St. Louis 5K or
    distance races. 
 + Saturday and Sunday, April 7 & 8 
 + The perfect New Year's Resolution! 
Want more information?  Click Here  
To see all of our upcoming events please click here .

is an interfaith non-profit organization which provides housing and related supportive services to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV/AIDS.
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DOORWAYS, an IRC 501(c)3 tax-exempt Missouri nonprofit corporation, is registered to solicit funds for charitable purposes in Missouri and Illinois.  DOORWAYS only solicits such charitable contributions in MO and IL.